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Atrial septal secundum defect : the physical diagnosis of a common cardiac lesion corrected by surgery

Published 1964

This short film begins with the diagnosis of two children - one with a harmless heart defect and one with an atrial septal secundum defect. Slow-motion animation with synchronized heart sounds and phono-cardiogram are used to demonstrate the significance of the split-second sound in the differential diagnosis of atrial septum secundum. Surgery is performed on the child with the more serious defect. 5 segments.

Run time 0:37:26
Producer Wellcome Library
Production Company By Ellsworth E. Wareham, Lyman A. Brewer and C. Joan Coggin, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, California. Presented by Pfizer Laboratories. Produced by Campus Film Productions, Inc. in collaboration with Leo L. Leveridge.
Sponsor Campus Film Productions Ltd
Audio/Visual sound, color


Reviewer: emtp3195 - - June 2, 2013
Subject: Fantastic
Although I am sure that technology has brought advancement of the procedures performed in this film, the basic information is still quite timely. Great explanation of heart sounds in atrial septal defect!